Young Artist Performers 2004 TCU/Cliburn Chinese Version 2004 TCU/Cliburn Japanese Version


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Albright, Charlie


Hwangbo, Ellen


Luo, Roger


Shadrin, Yury


Sham, Olivia


Weitz, Jacquelyn


Zhu, Alexis



ALBRIGHT,
Charlie

15
U.S.A.
Master Class Repertoire
Bach – Prelude & Fugue in C minor, Book II
           Prelude & Fugue in C minor, Book I
Haydn – Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI/32
Brahms – Ballade in D minor, Op.10 No.1
               Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
               Ballade in G minor, Op.118 No.3


Chamber Music
Haydn - Piano Trio in G major, Hob.XV/25

Concerto
Grieg - Concerto in A minor, Op.16
  Centralia High School, Washington
Teacher: Nancy B. Adsit
Charlie Albright, 15, is a native of Centralia, and attends Centralia High School. He began playing the piano at age three-and-a-half and started taking lessons shortly thereafter. He has been on television and has performed throughout Washington, Oregon and Indiana as well as taking part in competitions.

Charlie has studied with Nancy Adsit of Olympia since 1996 and has been selected four times as an Olympia Chapter representative to the Washington State Music Teachers Convention. He was chosen to play with the University of Puget Sound orchestra at the University's 1998 Piano Festival. The fall of 2000 he won trophies in the Central Washington University Sonatina/Sonata Festival and the Olympia Chapter Concerto Festival. Charlie has been awarded a scholarship from the Beaux Arts Society in Portland and performed there on 12 May 2001. He was a guest soloist with the Capitol Area Youth Symphony 20 May 2001 to play the first movement of the Grieg Concerto. In November of 2001, Charlie played in the Junior High Washington Music Teachers National Association competition and received an Honorable Mention and 2nd in the composition division. He also was one of three area students selected to participate in a workshop with Christopher O'Riley. He performed in the Elsinore Piano Series in Salem, Oregon on 8 December.

In January 2002 Charlie performed with Dr. Tanya Stambuk in Gig Harbor, Washington. He played the Menotti Toccata on a “live” taping of ”From the Top” at Indiana University on 17 February 2002. He appeared in a full program in April at The United Churches in Olympia and on the Longview Piano Recital Series. On 17 November 2002 Charlie was the guest performer with the Olympia Symphony at Washington Center and on 1 December with the Seattle Philharmonic at the University of Washington's Meany Hall to play the Haydn Concerto in D. He was a prizewinner in the Northwest Chopin Festival on 1 February 2003. Charlie played another full program in Olympia and Gig Harbor in April. He also presented that program at Sherman Clay in Seattle in the Steinway Young Artists Series on 18 October 2003 and was the guest artist to perform the complete Grieg Concerto with the Port Angeles Symphony on 1 November 2003. A week later Washington State Music Teacher Association selected him top pianist in the states 2003 Senior Piano Division.
COGATO,
Tommaso

23
Italy
Master Class Repertoire
Chopin – Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58
Scriabin – Sonata No.4 in F sharp minor, Op.30
Bartók – Out of Doors


Chamber Music
Brahms - Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

Concerto
Beethoven - Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58
 

Southern Methodist University
Teacher: Joaquín Achúcarro

Tommaso Cogato started to have piano lessons at Vicenza Conservatory when he was very young, and completed his studies getting full grades, honors and honorable mention at Monopoli Conservatory under Benedetto Lupo's guidance. He also integrated his musical skills by studying with Sergio Fiorentino, Fausto Zadra, Arnaldo Cohen, François-Joel Thiollier, Lazar Berman, Paolo Bordoni, Konstantin Bogino and by taking international piano interpretation courses at Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris, under the guidance of world-famous musicians and concert artists, such as Jacques Lagarde, Nelson Delle Vigne-Fabbri, Ian Hobson, Boaz Sharon, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. In particular, he emerged on the occasion of the High Specialization Courses given by Joaquín Achúcarro, who conferred him a merit degree at Chigiana Academy in Siena.

Being also interested in the study of the interpretative techniques of the Classical Period and Style, he attended Robert Levin's course at Gargano International Festival, through which he could study in depth Mozart's and Beethoven's piano works. His great musicality, together with his unique technical and expressive skills let Tommaso Cogato stand out during national and international competitions: he was awarded the absolute first prize at Igor Stravinskij National Music Competition in Bari (2001); absolute first prize at “Pietro Argento” National Music Contest in Gioia del Colle (2002);special prize for the best Beethoven performance at “Camillo Togni” International Piano Contest (2002).

The remarkable naturalness and the adaptability of his timbre gave him the possibility of performing as a solist in an orchestra and as a chamber pianist as well, taking part often in important opera recitals. Guest in prestigiuos concert reviews, he has given concerts in Italy and in France. Recently, he has guested for Santa Fiora International Festival, Vicenza Friends of Music, “Giovanni Paisiello” Association in Lucera and Chamber players Academy in Bari, Siena and Arezzo University. Currently, after winning a conspicuous scholarship, Tommaso is widening his education under the guidance of Joaquín Achúcarro at Dallas Southern Methodist University.
  Chung,
Yoon

27
Korea
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101
Chopin – Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1
Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Beethoven – Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Korean pianist Yoon Chung emgrated to the UK at the age of fourteen where he won a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music and studied under Ms. Maria Curcio and Mark Swartzentruber. Yoon read Music and Italian at the University of Bristol as a pacific scholar where he made concerto appearances with both the University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras.

Yoon is an active recitalist and a keen chamber musician and has given concerts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, USA and throughout the UK. In the UK, Yoon has performed in prestigious halls, such as the Wigmore Hall, QEH, Purcell Room, St. John's Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall and Waterfront Hall. He has also been broadcast on Radio France and BBC Radio 4.

Yoon has participated in masterclasses with many distinguished musicians, including Ferenc Rados, Yo-Yo Ma, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Jean-Francois Heisser and the late Gyorgy Sebok.
Yoon pursued his postgraduate studies with Benjamin Frith at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships. Having graduated with the highest distinction in Postgraduate Diploma and Professional Performance Diploma in 2002, Yoon is currently a Meadows Artistic Scholar under the tutelage of Maestro Joaquin Achucarro at the Southern Methodist University where he was recently the winner of 2003 Meadows Annual Concerto Competition.
DAY,
Shiue-Lin

24
Taiwan
Master Class Repertoire
Mozart – Concerto No.20 in D minor, KV466
Chopin – Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Prokofiev – Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Mozart – Concerto No.20 in D minor, KV466
  Texas Christian University
Teacher:
José Feghali

Shiue-Lin Day is currently studying at TCU with Professor Jose Feghali. She graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University in 2001 while studying with Professor Susan Shu-cheng Lin. During that time, Ms. Day was a prize winner in several domestic and international piano competitions. Including, 2nd prize in the 1996 Taiwan National Piano Competition and 3rd prize in the 2001 Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy. In 2001, she was also enlisted in the NECA Treasury of Young Musicians of Taiwan. In 2002, Ms. Day won 1 st prize in the 9th Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition. She was also awarded Best Performance of Chamber Music, Best Performance of a Commissioned work, and 6th prize at the 2003 Taiwan International Piano Competition.

In addition to competitions, Ms. Day has performed in numerous cities in Taiwan, Japan and Italy, and has also has been invited to perform with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taipei.

EITEL,
Andrew
17
U.S.A.
Master Class Repertoire
Chopin – Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Chopin – Nocturne in B major, Op.62 No.1
Liszt – Mephisto Waltz No.1


Chamber Music
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, Op.24

Concerto
Chopin – Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
  North Carolina School of the Arts
Teacher: Clifton Matthews

Andrew Eitel was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He began his piano studies at the age of three and a half in Northfield, Vermont. Several years later, Andrew and his family moved to Iowa to accommodate
his father's medical education. In Iowa he studied piano performance with Mary Woolridge. At the age of twelve, Andrew moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Starting in the 8th grade, he studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Andrew has been a student of Clifton Matthews for the last five years
in addition to participating in masterclasses with Carlos Rodriguez, Anton Kuerti, and Claude Frank and receiving additional coaching from Eric Larsen and Sara Johnson.

As a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Andrew has performed frequently in the School of Music's Performance Hour Series as a soloist and has also been dedicated to chamber music. Additionally, Andrew has participated in the performances of several cycles of piano literature including the Chopin Mazurkas, Beethoven Sonatas, Mozart Sonatas, Brahms piano pieces, and the Well-Tempered Clavier.

Andrew has received many awards from the North Carolina School of the Arts including the Chancellor's Scholarship, a Career Grant, and the Seman's Art Fund Grant. This year, Andrew won the Music Teacher's National Association Senior Piano competition at the State and Division level and was a national finalist in Kansas City, Missouri.

In addition to his high school training at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Andrew has attended several summer festivals at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Académie de Musique de Sion in Switzerland.

In his senior year, Andrew has been a frequent performer in his school's performance series. His repertoire includes Bach's Goldberg Variations, the Chopin Ballades and Op. 25 Etudes, and many concerti such as Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, reading, and listening to recordings.

HAN,
Yoonjung

19
Korea
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101
Liszt – Mephisto Waltz No.1
Prokofiev – Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83


Chamber Music
Dvorak - Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81

Concerto
Rachmaninov – Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
  The Curtis Institute of Music
Teacher: Eleanor Sokoloff

Yoonjung Han is 19 years old pianist from Korea. Currently, she is studying at Curtis Institute of Music.
She was full scholarship receiver from Juiiliard Pre-college as the winner of Juilliard Frederich Nordmann piano competition. She began her piano study at age five. Since then, she won first prize in numorous competition such as Samick piano competition , Korea Daily Newspaper competition, Ehwa-Kyunghyang competition and Korea National competition. She graduated from Yewon Arts school and entered Seoul arts High school as the highest honored.

Since her arrival to the USA, her successful archievements in international competitions including Music Teacher National Association competition, Eastman Piano competition, Missouri Southern piano competition, Friday woodmere competition and Ishikawa award in Japan. She won Juilliard Piano Concerto competition and performed with Juilliard Pre college Symphony. Also she was selected to be the winner of the Young Artist audition of Seoul Philharmonic, Kumho cultural Foundation and Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and performed with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Yewon Chamber Orchestra.

Recently, she was honored with an award from Korean Minister of Culture for the Most Promising Young Artist.

HOU,
Miao

20
China
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58
Schumann – Etudes Symphonique, Op.13
Rachmaninov – Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36


Chamber Music
Dvorak - Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81

Concerto
Rachmaninov – Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
  The Curtis Institute of Music
Teacher:
Seymour Lipkin

Miao Hou began studying piano at age of four . She was given a full scholarship into the pre-college division of Shenyang (China) Music Conservator. In 1990 she won first prize of Xinghai Young Artist Piano Competition. In 1997, Ms. Hou received the grand prize of Pearl River Young Artist Piano Competition as well as Hong Kong Piano Solo Competition in 1999. After moving to American in 2000, Miss Hou won the second prize of Kingsville International Young Artist Competition, as well as Isabel Scionti Piano Solo Competition, 2002. She was the Grand Prize Winner of 2002 Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for young people .She also received the best performer award of French work in 2003 International Russian Music Competition.

As a solo performer, Ms. Hou has concertized throughout of China, such as in Qingdao, AnShen , Beijing, Shanghai and so on . She has appeared as a soloist with the Hong Kong Young Symphony Orchestra, the Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, and the Estern Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hou's solo appearences in the United States include recitals in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, New York, Chicago, Rochester, Maine, Florida, and Philadelphia. She has performed in THE KIMMEL CENTER in this February for Steinway's sesquicetennial celebration.

Ms. Hou has participated in many music festivals in the United States, such as the Music Academy of West where she was an full scholarship student, studying with Jerome Lowenthal. She has also participated the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival as well as the Sarasota Music Festival.

In master classes, Miao Hou has studied with world-famous artists, such as Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman, Claude Frank, and Vladimir Viardo. She has been featured as a guest with WBY,BBC,W95.7 television and radio broadcast. At present, Ms. Hou is in the Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where she studies with Seymour Lipkin and she is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship and holds the Institute's Yvonne K.Druian Fellowship.


HWANGBO,
Ellen

19
Korea
Master Class Repertoire
Chopin – Ballade No.4 in F minor, O.52
Ravel – Jeux d'eau
Prokofiev – Concerto No.1 in D flat major, Op.10

Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Prokofiev – Concerto No.1 in D flat major, Op.10
  Andrews University, Michigan
Teacher: Peter J. Cooper

Native of Korea, 19 year-old Ellen Hwangbo started piano at age four. She won the first prize of National Piano Competition (junior category) in Korea when she was seven. She became one of the finalists of the Andrews University Young Artist Competition in 2001 and 2004 and played Chopin Second Concerto and Prokofiev First Concerto with Andrews University Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, she has attended Madeline Island Music Camp, WI for two summers 2001 and 2002 as a fellowship recipient. And summer of 2003, she participated in Aspen Music Festival as a scholarship student, and this year she will be attending the Aspen Music Festival again studying with Hebert Stessin.

Ellen has given many recitals around southwestern Michigan area and northern Indiana as well as in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Chicago area. Currently, she is a freshman in Andrews University, MI, under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Cooper, chair of Music Department. Her past piano teachers includes Margo Garrett, Judy Lin and Christopher Taylor and Virginia Weckstrom and she was coached by Paul Kantor, Laszlo Varga, Vartan Manoogian, and Borromeo, Chicago quartets.

KIM,
Hye-Jin

16
Korea
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110
Chopin – Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
Messiaen – Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus No.11                   “Première communion de la Vierge”


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Beethoven – Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58
  Seoul Art High School, Korea
Teacher: Mi-kyung Kim

Kim Hye-Jin was born in 1987, in Seoul, Korea. At the age of 6, she started taking piano lessons. At first, she enjoyed playing piano just as a hobby, however, since she was 10 years old, she dedicated herself to becoming a professional pianist.

When she was a primary school student, she won many awards for a variety of competitions such as Em-yeon, Munhwa llbo Teenager contests in Korea.

In 2000, she entered the most prestigeous art and music middle school, called Yewon. While in the middle school, she presented her outstanding performance in several competitions including Ehwa & Kyunghyang, Hansei University, Chopin Junior Competitions and The 17th Young Musicians Festival.

While practicing the piano very hard and laying the basis for being a truly professional pianist, she also showed high academic performance at school. After graduating the middle school, she entered Seoul Art High School in 2003. She has been studying with Professor Kim Mi-Kyung.

In January, 2003, she performed in collaboration with Slovak Sinfonietta Ochestra in the city of Zilina, Slovakia. Alexader Apolin, the then conduct, praised her a lot for her remarkable talent. In Korea, she performed with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In summer, 2003, she took lessons from highly renowned pianists like Xu zung and José Feghali at Shanghai Festival.

Currently, she is charting the future direction of her life and considering studying abroad. She is making her utmost efforts to become a professional and renowned pianist based on her talent and hard work.
KIM,
Nayoung

27
Korea

Master Class Repertoire
Mozart – "Duport" Variations in D major, KV573
Brahms – Variations on a Theme Sc
humann, Op.9
Debussy – L'isle joyeuse


Chamber Music
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49

Concerto
Liszt – Concerto No.1 in E flat major

  Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany
Teacher: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
Korea born pianist Nayoung Kim received her musical education in Korea from Professor Cho Chi-ho. She continued her studying at the University for Music and performing arts in Vienna with Professor D. Lively and is currently studying in the soloclass of Professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg at Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hannover in Germany.

She got additional musical impulse from visiting master courses and working with A. Jenner, O. Yablonskaya, P. Gililov, P. Badura-Skoda, V. Krajnew, H. Leygraf, R. Kehrer, H .Beyerle, B. Greenhouse, M. Rostropowitsch.

Nayoung is prizewinner of numerous national and international competition in Korea, Austria, Germany, Italy and France. She gave her debut recital at the age of thirteen in Korea, since then she gave concerts as a soloist and also with orchestra and chamber musicians, as a pianist in the Kim Trio (with her sisters) in Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, Korea and Australia.
KUZNETSOV,
Sergei

25
Russia
Master Class Repertoire
Schubert-Liszt – Der Müller und Der Bach
                                (The Miller and the Brook)
Scubert-Liszt - Der Erlkönig (The Erlking)
Schumann – Kreisleriana, Op.16
Stravinsky – Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka


Chamber Music
Brahms - Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60

Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
  Texas Christian University
Teacher: Tamás Ungár
Born in Alma-Ata in 1978, Sergei Kuznetsov started his musical education at the age of 5 at the Alma-Ata Conservatory School for gifted children. In 1993 he entered the Music College affiliated to the Moscow State Conservatory and in 1998 was admitted to the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium of Music to the class of Professor Mikail Voskresensky. In 2003 he was awarded his Diploma with High Distinction. In 2002 Sergei received the prestigious Lili Kraus Scholarship at TCU and commenced his Artist Diploma studies with Professor Tamás Ungár.

Sergei has performed extensively throughout the world, both as soloist and chamber musician. Notable events included winning First Prize in the "classical legacy" competition organized by "New Names" in 1996, which led to an invitation to perform in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1997 as part of the celebration of the Jubilee of Moscow. He also performed Rachmaninov Concerto No.1 and No.2 with the Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory under the baton of Anatoly Levin in the Great Hall. Sergei has taken part in projects organized by UNESCO dedicated to the Jubilee of Pushkin in the Hall of the Russian Cultural Foundation and in the Ministry of Culture. In September 2000 he toured Italy performing concerts in memory of the sailors of the submarine "Kursk".

In 1999 Sergei was a prize winner in the Caltanissetta Chamber Music Competition in Italy and continued to perform chamber music frequently with such luminaries as Natalia Gutman and Anna Kandinsky in a concert dedicated to the memory of Alexey Kandinsky. After winning first prize with violist Mikail Bereznitsky in the Yuri Bashmet Competition he recorded a CD in association with "Radio-Russia". Sergei was honored by an invitation to perform in charitable concerts in the Russian Cardiology Center Hall in the presence of Boris Yeltsin who later awarded him a scholarship towards his studies in Moscow.

Since 2002 Sergei has participated in numerous competitions including the MTNA Young Artists Competition (First Prize in the Texas Division); the San Angelo (Sorantine) and Midland –Odessa Concerto Competitions; Shreveport (Nena Wideman) Concerto Competition (Honorable Mention); Hilton Head International Piano Competition (Kathleen Rowley Special Prize), and the Honens International Piano Competition where he performed with the brilliant cellist Shauna Rolston. As part of this Competition he performed in various venues in the Calgary area.

In May, 2004, Sergei Kuznetsov won Third Prize in the China International Piano Competition, Beijing, China.
LEE,
Han-Chien

20
Taiwan
Master Class Repertoire
Haydn – Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI/50
Chopin – Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No.1


Chamber Music
Franck - Piano Quintet in F minor

Concerto
Chopin – Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
  Yale University
Teacher: Claude Frank

Nineteen-year-old pianist Han-Chien Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She began her piano studies at age 6 and made her debut at age 7. She was accepted at age 9 by the Go-Ting Music school in Teipei, where she majored piano under the instruction of Mr.Cho-Yang Liu, minored in oboe. In 1995 she appeared as soloist with Poland's Capella Cracovienses Chamber Orchestra performing Japanese composer Nobuyoshi Horibe's piano concerto at Taipei's International Convention Center. The same year, she won the First Prize in both Taipei's piano competition for children and Yamaha piano competition, and also performed in a recital at the Winner's Association Concert. She was also a finalist in the 4th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition of Taipei.

Ms. Lee was accepted in 1996 at age 11 by the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Eleanor Sokoloff and in 1999, she was the Gold Medalist at the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey. In 2000, she performed Chopin's piano concerto no.2 at Steinway Hall, won the Philadelphia Orchestra Student Competition and was also the recipient of the prestigious Chi-Mei Scholarship in Taiwan. In 2001 Ms. Lee performed Prokofiev's piano concerto no.3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Luis Biava and toured with the American Elite Youth Orchestra in Los Angeles and various cities in Taiwan. She performed a series of concert in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's family concert series at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in 2002 and gave a solo recital in Princeton, New Jersey and played Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra. She also played at Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center in a pre-concert lecture and received full scholarship for Sarasota and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Lee is currently pursuing her Master's degree at Yale University School of Music studying with Claude Frank. She had also had Master classes with Boris Berman, Richard Goode, Robert Levin, John Perry, Andreas Schiff, and Susan Starr.

LEE,
Minjeong

24
Korea
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53 Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Paganini,
               Op.35 Book I

Messiaen – Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus No.10                   “Regard de l'esprit de joie”


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
  Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Haewon Song

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1979.

Competitions Award: The National Youth Music Competition-First Prize Korea-Germany Brahms Society Musical Competition-First Prize, Brahms Award Music Journal Competition-First Prize Korean Symphony Competition-Second Prize, Sports Today Competition-Second Prize, Kikwang Music Competition-Second Prize, Chunchoo Piano Competition-Winning A Prize, Teenager Piano Competition-Winning A Prize, Practical Superiority prize at the Seoul Arts High School, Oberlin Conservatory Dean's Sholarship.

Performance Concerto appearance with Suwon Symphony Orchestra in Seoul Arts Center in 1998, Sports Todays competition Winner Concert in the Young San Arts Hall in 2000. Participation of Subscription Concert at the Seoul National University in 2000. Five Solo Recitals in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 Performance at WCLV Radiothon for 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Play at the Orientation Recital at Oberlin Conservatory in 2003 Play at the Campus convocation at Oberlin College in 2003. Play with Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Dec. 2003). Play at the honor's Recital at Oberlin Conservatory in 2004. Play with Chicago Sinfonietta in subscription concert at Chicago Symphony Hall (2004 April). Music Festivals Music Alp in Courchevel, France in 2002. Vienna Summer Music Festival in 2002. Banff Arts Festival in 2003. Aria International Summer Music Festival in 2003.

Master Class with Professors Edward Auer and Evelyne Brancart in Indiana University, School of Music and Professors Oxana Yablonskaya and Olegna Fuschi in The Juilliard School.

LIO,
Kuok-man

23
Macau
Master Class Repertoire
Chopin - Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
Chopin - Andante Spianato et
                  Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22
Chopin – Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35

Chamber Music
Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44

Concerto
Chopin – Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
  The Juilliard School
Teacher: Robert McDonald

Kuok-man Lio was born in Macau, China. He began his piano lessons at the age of five. In 1996, he was awarded the Oriental Foundation Scholarship to further his piano studies with Gabriel Kwok, Head of Keyboard Studies of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and conducting with Yip Wing-Sie, Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with first-class honors and has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council fellowship to pursue his Master degree at the Juilliard School of Music studying piano with Robert McDonald and chamber music with Michael Tree. Kuok-man has won numerous awards in local and international piano competitions including first prizes at both the Tenth Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Open Competition in 1999 and the First Toyama Asian Youth Music Competition in 2002. In May 2003, he was the Second Prize winner in the 6th Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy. He was also awarded the Critics Jury Award as well as the Asian Pianist Award.

He has studied in master classes given by great pianists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Christopher Elton, Vladimir Krainev, Murray Perahia, John Perry, Alexander Satz, Tamás Ungár, and Arie Vardi.

A frequent performer in Hong Kong and abroad, Kuok-man has performed as soloist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Macau Chamber Orchestra, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, and the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared in concerts in Taiwan, Japan, Austria, Germany, Canada, and the United States. He was invited to make studio recording for a young artist program in the Radio & Television Hong Kong.

Besides piano solo engagements, Kuok-man also actives as a conductor. Currently he is an apprentice conductor of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is frequently invited to perform with the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra both as a conductor and pianist. Kuok-man Lio has just received an honorary diploma form the Macau government in recognition of his many achievements.

LO,
Jannie

18
U.S.A.
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.3 in C major, Op.2 No.3
Chopin – Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op. 54
Scriabin – Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor, Op.19                 “Sonata-Fantasy”


Chamber Music
Beethoven - Cello Sonata No.5 in D major,
                       Op.102 No.2 (Allegro fugato)

Concerto
Beethoven – Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
  Peabody Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Boris Slutsky

Jannie Lo has recently finished her first year at the Peabody Conservatory with Boris Slutsky. From 2001-2003, she was keyboardist of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in California with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, on the San Francisco Noontime Concerts, and at
the Junior Bach Festival. In New York City, she appeared in a "Young Virtuosos" Gala Concert in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Lo has received first prizes from the Ross McKee Piano Foundation, the Pacific Musical Society, the San Francisco Young Pianists Competition, the Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition, and the San Domenico Virtuoso Program Scholarship. Other interests include hiking and environmental work.

LUO,
Roger

19
China
Master Class Repertoire
Bach – Italian Concerto, BWV971
Mozart – Concerto No.21 in C major, KV467
Schumann – Carnaval, Op.9


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Mozart – Concerto No.21 in C major, KV467
  The Juilliard School
Teacher: Yoheved Kaplinsky

Roger Luo is a native of Chengdu, China, where he began to play the piano at the age of three-and-a-half at the Sichuan Conservatory. Since the age of five, Roger has performed frequently in public and on television. He has recorded professionally and was honored to appear on an elite New Year's television program. In China, he was the winner of several prestigious competitions including first place in the Third Young Artist Piano Competition in Chengdu, held every five years. In 1994, he had the distinction of being named one of the “Top Ten Children” in the city of Chengdu.

Roger came to the United States with his family in 1996 and has continued to win competitions and awards. He won The Kawai Piano Auditions and was chosen Convention Recitalist in 1997 by the Georgia Music Teachers Association for their state convention. That year Roger was one of the winners in the Georgia Reflections Music Composition Competition sponsored by the Georgia PTSA with his piece “Spring Waltz”. Twice he was the first place winner of the AJCC Young Musicians Competition and twice he was the winner in Georgia of the Baldwin Junior High Piano Competition. In 1999, the Atlanta Steinway Society presented Roger with its Prodigy Award.

As the winner in both 1999 and 2000 of the Young Artist Competition, Roger appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2000, Roger won a scholarship and attended Boston University's Tanglewood Institute Music Festival. In 2001, Roger was a winner of Atlanta Music Club Scholarship Competition. In the summer of 2001 and 2002, Roger was invited by internationally acclaimed pianist Anthony di Bonaventura, chairman and professor of piano at Boston University, to attend summer camp at the Piano Institute at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. In March of 2002, Roger won first place at the Blount Young Artist Concerto Competition in Montgomery, Alabama, which earned him the appearance with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2002, Roger was invited to play on “From the Top”, a national radio showcase for young artists, in January of 2003. In November of 2002 and 2003, Roger also won first place at the 6 th Annual Margaret Guthman Piano Competition in the Georgia Tech.

Recently, Roger was honored to accept an invitation to perform for former President Jimmy Carter.

Aside from his life in music, Roger is an artist whose artwork won a National Scholastic Art Exhibition Award in 1999. His sculpture has been exhibited in Atlanta, New York, and Washington D.C.

Roger is currently a scholarship student of Ms. Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School in New York.

RODRIGUEZ,
Diego

25
Spain
Master Class Repertoire
Mozart – Sonata in B flat major, KV570
Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody
Brahms – Two Rhapsodies, Op.79


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Rachmaninoff – Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
  Southern Methodist University
Teacher: Joaquín Achúcarro

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ was born in Valdepeñas, Spain in 1978. He began piano studies at the age of 11, and at 17 he entered the “Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid” where he graduated with a distinction in piano with Almudena Cano and Ana Guijarro, and chamber music with Luis Rego. While in Spain, he took master classes from Boris Berman, Peter Bithell and Galina Egyazarova.

In 2002, he graduated from the Artist Certificate Program in piano under the acclaimed pianist Joaquin Achucarro at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was a recipient of a full scholarship.

Currently, he is in his second year of the Master Program in Piano Performance under the same teacher. During his time here, he has performed in the Meadows Museum of Art for King Juan Carlos of Spain and has taken master classes for Gyorgy Sandor, Andrew Litton, Abbey Simon, Jorge Federico Osorio, Alfred Mouledous, Alessio Bax and Krassimira Jordan. He has been awarded with the Don Nobles Award. And last semester, he was the Bronze Medalist in the 53rd Wideman Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Second Pprize in piano division and Third prize in the Overall divisions in the 44th Sorantin Concerto Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

Recently, he has been accepted in the Doctorate Program in Piano under Marc Durand in the Universite de Montreal in Canada. Diego Rodriguez will play for the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. at the end of this year. He is also an active recitalist in Spain.

SHADRIN,
Yury

23
Russia
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven - Sonata No.18 in E flat major, Op.81a
Chopin - Andante Spianato et
                   Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22
Schumann – Fantasy in C major, Op.17


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Beethoven – Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op.73
  Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Monique Duphil
Yury Shadrin was born in 1980 in Perm, Russia. He began his piano studies at the age of eight with Elizabeth Serebrova at the Perm Music School. At the age of nine Mr. Shadrin performed with the
Perm Opera Orchestra. In 1992 he was accepted to the Preparatory School for Gifted Children in Novosibirsk affiliated with the local conservatory, where he studied with Dina Shevchuk.

In 1994 he became the Grand Prize Winner at the Siberian Piano Competition. Mr. Shadrin has performed with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra on numerous occasions. During his studies Mr. Shadrin traveled to numerous countries participating in competitions and performing in recitals. Among these was the 1994 International Piano Competition in Rome, Italy where he won the first prize. He has given recitals in Germany, France and Switzerland. In 1999 Mr. Shadrin was accepted to Moscow Conservatory, where he continued his studies with Lev Naumov.

During his studies he performed in all of the concert halls at the Moscow Conservatory. Currently he is completing his Bachelor's Degree at the Moscow C.onservatory studying with Elisso Virssaladze since 2001. He is simultaneously completing Artist Diploma requirements at the Oberlin College Conservatory in Ohio under the supervision of Monique Duphil.
SHAM,
Olivia
19
Australia
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53
Liszt – Après une lecture du Dante
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Liszt – Concerto No.2 in A major
  Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
Teacher: Elizabeth Powell

Olivia is nineteen years of age and is in her second year at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying for a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in performance, with a scholarship from Sydney University. She started playing the piano at the age of five, and commenced the Suzuki Piano Program aged eight, studying first with Christine Collins, then with Sheila Warby.

Olivia finished her secondary school studies in 2002 at Pymble Ladies' College and topped the state in two subjects, including HSC Music 2. She was also awarded the Premier's Award and the Australian Students' Prize that year. Olivia was also selected to perform in the Encore Concert, a selection of performances and compositions by outstanding HSC music students, held in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in 2003.

In 1997, Olivia was awarded the UMT Roger Woodward Scholarship, and in 2001, won the Werner Baer Memorial Award from the Federated Music Clubs of Australia. She also attained her L.Mus.A in 2001. In 2002, Olivia won the Outstanding Performer Award and the Orchestra's Choice Award in the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto competition. She was also awarded a Special Prize in the finals of the 2MBS-FM Young Performer Awards.

In 2003 , Olivia was a National Finalist in the 6th Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition, and also won the Kawai Open Piano Award in the McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge. She was the winner of the Keyboard Finals for Symphony Australia's Young Performer of the Year in which she played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rumon Gamba, and performed in the Grand Finals with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz. Olivia was also awarded a scholarship from the Big Brother Movement last year which allowed her to study in Britain for two months earlier this year.

Olivia is currently studying with Elizabeth Powell.

SUL,
Ha-Young

26
Sweden
Master Class Repertoire
Bach - French Suite No.3 in B minor, BWV 814
Beethoven – Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109
Scriabin – Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor, Op.19                “Sonata-Fantasy”


Chamber Music
Mozart - Piano Quartet in G minor, KV478

Concerto
Chopin - Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
  Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Switzerland
Teacher: Dominique Merlet

Ha-Young Sul was born in 1978 in Sweden. She began her piano studies at the age of five with her mother. When she was 7 years old, she won the First Prize of the 45th International Steinway Competition in Hamburg. This Competition was filmed for German Television. She made her concerto debut at the age of nine with the Trellebrog's Forenings Orkestra and Malmoe Symphony Orchestras. At the age of 11, Ha-Young was selected as a representative of Sweden to perform Haydn's Piano Concerto with the BRT Filharmonisch Orkest under Alexander Rahbari in Oostende, Belgium, this concert was televised throughout Europe.

Ha-Young completed her studies at the Music Conservatory of Copenhagen and achieved the highest marks in piano and chamber music. Following this she was accepted for two years of Postgraduate Performance Course at the Royal Academy of Music, London. In 2002 she entered the piano class of Professor Domonique Merlet at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland and received the Diplome de Soliste in June 2003.

She received several awards: the Thomas Jennings/C. Bastard Award at the Royal Academy, was named the 2000 “Pianist of the Year in Skåne”, Sweden and in 2001 she received the Federal Commission Scholarship by the Swiss Government. After the interpretation of Debussy and Mozart in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, the famous Italian pianist and juror, Aldo Ciccolini stated of her playing - in one word - "merveilleux".

Ha-Young participated in numerous master classes with Professor Hans Leygraf (Darmstadt) Paul Badura-Skoda, Charles Rosen, Alexander Satz (London) and Pnina Salzman (Israel).

She has appeared several time on Radio and Television. In 1998 and 1999 she performed in the Tivoli Summer Festival in Copenhagen. Other festival appearances include in Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland, England and South Korea.

Since 1993, Ha-Young has performed with different orchestras including the Academy Symphony, the Helsingborg Symphony and the Tivoli Symphony. She collaborated with such famous conductors as Olaf Henzold, Tommy B. Anderson, Michael Tabachnik, and Owain Arwel Hughes.

In her spare time, Ha-Young likes to read, teach, play chamber music, attend concerts, loves the fine arts and gourmet food.

WANG,
Ita

26
Taiwan
Master Class Repertoire
Liszt – Sonata in B minor
Medtner – Two Tales Fairy Tales, Op.20
Prokofiev – Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82


Chamber Music
Ravel - Piano Trio

Concerto
n/a
  University of Minnesota
Teacher: Alexander Braginsky

Ita Wang, born in Taiwan, had his first piano lesson at the age of ten.  He earned his bachelor's degree from National Taiwan Normal University,where he studied with Lina Yeh, and Master's Degree from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Boris Slutsky. 

His awards include second prize at 2004 Elinor Bell Piano Competition, Rosenberg and Hutchinson Scholarships.  He is currently a first -year DMA student at the School of Music, University of Minnesota, where he studies with Professor Alexander Braginsky.

WEITZ,
Jacquelyn

20
U.S.A.
Master Class Repertoire
Mozart – Fantasy in C minor, KV475
Debussy – “Reflets dans l'eau” from Image Book I
Prokofiev – Toccata, Op.11


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Rachmaninoff – Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30
  Montana State University-Billings
Teacher: Dorothea Cromley

Jacquelyn Weitz is a 20-year-old junior in the Department of Music at Montana State University-Billings. She is majoring in Piano Performance and studies with Professor Dorothea Cromley. Jacquelyn began her piano studies at the age of three, with her mother, Robette Weitz. When she was fifteen she auditioned to study with Professor Cromley and was accepted into the music program at MSU-Billings.

Jacquelyn has been the recipient of many honors and awards in state regional, national and international piano competitions. As a high school student, she won first place in both the state and regional divisions of the Music Teachers National Association Competition, and went on to represent the Northwest division as a National Finalist in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2002 Jacquelyn won second place and the Outstanding Musician award at the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Competition, held in Radford, Virginia. Last year, she was chosen as a finalist for the William C. Byrd Concerto Competition in Flint, Michigan. At age 19, Jacquelyn also received an Honorable Mention in the Pinault International Competition in New York City. She was one of only five finalists in the Professional Division which included pianists from ages 19-59 and applicants from over seventy countries.

As a result of winning the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Competition as both a high school student and collegiate competitor, Jacquelyn has performed twice as a soloist with the Billings Symphony and appeared with the Bozeman and Helena symphonies. Jacquelyn was also awarded two performances of Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra after winning the Missoula Symphony Association Concerto Competition. In May, Jacquelyn again performed the Third Concerto by Rachmaninoff with the Aurora Symphony in Colorado, after winning the Aurora Symphony Concerto Competition earlier this spring.

In addition to the time she devotes to the piano, Jacquelyn also enjoys painting, reading, singing, swimming and spending time with her family and friends. Jacquelyn intends to pursue a career as a concert pianist.

WENG,
Lei

27
China
Master Class Repertoire
Schubert – Sonata in B flat major, D960
Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Paganini,
                  Op.35  Books I & II
Ravel – “Scarbo” from Gaspard de la nuit


Chamber Music
Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44

Concerto
Rachmaninoff – Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30
  College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Teacher: Frank Weinstock

Lei Weng was born in Tianjin, China. He earned his bachelor's degree of music from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, under the direction of Professor Zhou GuangRen and Guo ZhiHong. Weng received his Master's degree of music from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, studied with Dr. William Black. Weng is currently pursuing a doctorate under the tutelage of Mr. Frank Weinstock at the Cincinnati Conservatory.

Weng began piano studies when he was seven and was already performing just a year later. Between the age of 12 and 16, he received several major prizes in China: the Tianjin Youth Piano Competition (1st prize), the Chinese Major Cities Youth Piano Competition (1st prize), the First China National Piano Competition (4th prize), and the Honor Reward issued by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. By age 18, he had performed and given recitals throughout China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Tianjin, Shenyang, SiChuan and etc. He has performed with the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, and the Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra.

Since Weng's arrival in the United States in 1999, he has won several major national and international competitions, including top prize of the Isabel Scionti International Piano Solo Competition, 3rd prize in the Piano Concerto Competition of the Kingsville International Competition (2001, Texas), 1st prize in the Camerata Piano Competition (2002, Indiana); the Silver Medal of the Wideman Piano Competition (2002, Louisiana), 1st prize of the Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition (2002, Ohio); and prize winner of the Grace Welsh International Piano Competition (Chicago, Illinois).

His concert appearances have taken place all over the US, including the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, American Classical Music Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Indiana University in Bloomington, Aronoff center in Cincinnati, , Shreveport Civic Theatre in Louisiana. Concerto performance with orchestra includes the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Dennis Simons, the Camerata Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Steven Smith. His personal interview was featured in the NPR News in February 2003. Radio and television broadcasts included live concerto concert at KDAQ/89.9 FM in Louisiana, WFIU/103.7 FM in Indiana, and Television Channel 3 in Bloomington. Vital Sound company released his CD recording of Brahms violin and piano sonatas on February.

Mr. Weng has had the privilege of working with some of the most distinguished international renowned teachers, performing pianists, and instrumentalists including and Jerome Lowenthal, Claude Frank, James Tocco, Cho-Liang Lin, Solomon Mikovsky, and Diane Andersen.

This season, his engagement concerts include solo recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC; the all three Brahms piano and violin sonatas concert at Wyoming Fine Art Center; recitals in Cincinnati, Oxford, and Xavier University.
ZHANG,
YouYou

20
China
Master Class Repertoire
Brahms – Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Ravel – Gaspard de la nuit
Rachmaninov – Etudes-Tableaux, Op.33


Chamber Music
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49

Concerto
Beethoven – Concerto No.5 in E flat major, Op.73
  The Curtis Institute of Music
Teacher: Seymour Lipkin

Ms. YouYou Zhang enrolled in The Curtis Institute of Music in USA in 1998 when she was fourteen years old and studies with Seymour Lipkin completing her Bachelor's Degree. Throughout these six years of study, her piano playing has been progressing rapidly with huge amount of repertoires.

In 2002, she won the first prize of "Pennsylvania Young Artist Competition" in USA as well as the first prize of "Connecticut Young Artist Competition" in 2003 in USA. She was also one of the Finalists in world renowned "Busoni Piano International Competition" in Italy during the year of 2002-2003. Due to her wonderful performances in the Busoni competition, she was selected and awarded as one of the newly featured artists by one of the best classical music websites in the world - "onclassical.com" of Italy as to promote young excellent artists (pianists) to the world.

In 2003, she performed Tchaikovsky Concerto with New Artists Philharmonic in CO. She also performed the same piece with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in January, 2004 in CT. All the concerts she has performed were hailed with standing ovation from the audiences as well as wonderful reviews from the music critics. Her next couple of confirmed engagements will include performance with Helena Symphony playing Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto in September, 2004 in Montana and with North Penn Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven "Emperor" piano Concerto No. 5 in October, 2004 in Pennsylvania. During the season of 2004-2005, she will be re-engaged more concerts around the world by the conductors she has worked with.

Ms. YouYou Zhang was born in 1984 in Shanghai, China. She started learning piano when she was five, and had been taught by professor Ms. Mei-Ge Li from Teacher Training University in Shanghai. At the age of ten, she was selected and started studying with famous professor, Ms. Shi-Zhen Yao from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Her very first recital debut was at the age of five, and in later years, she had chances to perform in the concert hall of Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Jin Jiang Recital Hall, etc. In 1996, she had enrolled in the Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. During the year of 1996-1997 there, she was presented with the Award by the Tang Educational Foundation as well as scholarships to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School in both 1996-97 and 1997-98.

In the summer of 2000, after her performances in Stiftung fur Internationale Meisterkurse fur Musik Zurich in Switzerland, she was praised by the famous concert pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, "YouYou is an absolutely enormous talent with a brilliant technique and great musical abilities. I believe that she must have a great future as a pianist". Also in 2001 summer, she was praised by the famous piano professor and concert pianist Gerhard Erber after her performances in Leipzig International Music Academy and Festival, "YouYou's immense talent, temperament, and alert musical intelligence help her transfer different playing styles (esp. Bach) in short time. She has a large repertoire for her young age, which she must tend to towards a greater body. Her Charisma is amazing. Her talent deserves great promotion."

It is obvious that her excellent playing would always make wonderful and unforgettable impressions on everyone wherever she goes in the future.

ZHU,
Alexis

20
USA/China
Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven – Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
Chopin – Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61
Prokofiev – Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84


Chamber Music
n/a

Concerto
Mozart – Concerto No.21 in C major, KV467
  University of Michigan
Teacher: Arthur Greene

Born in Shanghai, Alexis Zhu began piano at the age of six. Since then, she has received recognition in numerous state, regional, and national piano competitions including the MTNA Steinway, Yamaha, and Baldwin Competitions as well as the Disney's Young Musician's National Piano Competition.

She has also performed throughout the state of Florida and made her first solo appearance with the Central Florida Symphony at the age of 12. After a brief lapse of musical studies during her high school years, she is now avidly continuing her training as a full scholarship undergraduate piano performance major at the University of Michigan under the guidance of Professor Arthur Greene.

Former mentors have included Logan Skelton, Zalina Gurevich, Oleg Barsov, and Boaz Sharon (Master classes with Radislav Kvapil and Misha Dichter).

In her spare time, Alexis enjoys playing chamber music, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, and eating good food.

 

 

 

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